Le Faou

About 15 minutes from us is the small town of Le Faou. Being so close it is a regular venue for meals out or a quick trip out with family and friends. It has a range of restaurants, creperies, café’s and bars as well as good shops selling local produce. There are a number of half timbered houses in the centre and an amazing variety of building types and stone colours as you walk down from the centre to the estuary.

The river Le Faou is one of two or three in this area which feed into the mouth of the River Aulne. The network of estuary’s when viewed on the approach down to le Faou create a spectacular backdrop in all kinds of lighting situations but particularly sunsets. Stopping at one of the viewing points to enjoy this is a must, maybe when returning from an early evening meal in the summer or on the way out when the days are shorter.


As for the restaurants, our favourites are “Le Brasseries les halles” as well as the creperie “La Frégate” both of which have authentic charm inside and more importantly excellent food and service. “Le Brasserie Les Halles” has seating outside during the summer months. The Pizzaria next door is a good alternative when you have younger mouths to feed, who perhaps like something more familiar. As well as this there are a number of bars, hotels and restaurants that we have yet to try opposite the car park in the main square but all seem to be well used and the place has a nice buzz about it in the evening.

The Celliar du Regal’s is an excellent place to stop for your supplies of beers wines and spirits, the owner is helpful and knowledgeable.


Visit the Penlan Gites website for holiday accommodation.

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